15:00 Doncaster Wed 12 September 2018
Won three of his first four starts of the season including a Listed success at Sandown in June but he's struggling for form in his more recent efforts and likely to struggle to give weight away to these rivals. Wears first-time blinkers.
Has been in fine form this year and recorded a career best in a particularly competitive handicap at York last time out. Worth another crack at this level and some of his earlier wins in his career came with cut in the ground.
Won this race last year on soft ground and while clearly better on AW, he's certainly effective on turf. Has been a little below form on his last couple of starts and this looks a deeper renewal than what he won last year but he holds place claims.
Finished second to El Astronaute when well backed at York two starts back and had to give 2lb in weight away to the winner that day. Not at his best last time in the Beverley Bullet but he's better than that and has some form with cut in the ground.
Gained a first success since a Listed win in 2016 when getting his head in front on yard debut at Sandown last time. This outfit do well with their sprinters and quite possibly more to come this season. Interesting contender.
Could hardly have been more impressive when bolting up at Goodwood with El Astronaute runner-up but she was disappointing in a follow up bid at Haydock when favourite and while she ran okay in Ireland last time when fourth of 15, more needed here.
Has not won since her maiden but produced a career best when third of 10 at 50/1 in Listed class at Sandown last time out. Needs to improve on that again to have a say in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Encore d'Or||5||9-11||13/2||Full Result|
|T: R M H CowellJ: R L Moore|
Global Applause (2/1), Under The Covers (7/2), El Astronaute (4/1), Final Venture (5/1), Marnie James (6/1), Encore d'Or (9/1), Sunsprite (12/1), Haddaf (20/1), Wings Of The Rock (33/1)
- El Astronaute
- Global Applause
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